Minnesota hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue slow decline
Key metrics of public health risk such as the seven-day rolling averages of positive test rates and new cases per 100,000 also continued to decline from their peak in mid-January.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday, Feb. 2, reported 1,366 hospitalizations for COVID-19 as this past month's surge of infections continued to subside.
While hospitalizations remain high, they have generally been on the decline since mid-January, when there were more than 1,600. Key metrics of public health risk such as the seven-day rolling averages of positive test rates and new cases per 100,000 also continued to decline from their peak in mid-January.
Following are the MDH COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations as of Wednesday. Because all data are preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next.
Statewide case rates
- NEW CASES: 3,916
- SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 PEOPLE: 165.9 (as of 1/22)
- TOTAL CASES, INCLUDING REINFECTIONS: 1,347,426
- TOTAL REINFECTIONS: 51,574
- SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 20.6% (as of 1/22)
- ACTIVE HOSPITALIZATIONS: 1,366
- TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 56,621
- DEATHS, NEWLY REPORTED: 59
- TOTAL DEATHS: 11,516
- FIRST DOSE ADMINISTERED: 3,845,821 or 73.8% of ages 5 and up
- COMPLETED SERIES (2 doses): 3,601,428 or 69.1% of ages 5 and up
- BOOSTER DOSES ADMINISTERED: 2,049,328